I'm off to get my first tattoo today, its more of a tester tattoo, given that I actually want a few, but thought I should check I'm good with it. Be a bit of a bummer if I start something I can't finish! I guess I am a little old to be getting a first tattoo, from what I gather you either get your first one before you are 25 or you never get one at all!
I have searched and searched and waded through tons of designs and images in order to find a collection of ones I absolutely LOVE. Given the things that excite me and the things that appeal to me, its of no surprise that words and symbols of meaningful things are full of hope, imagination, dreams, defiance and endless romance.
I don't think many people could disagree that this photo is really made better by the tattoos.
Its become pretty fashionable among the runway models, and I must say ALL of these tattoos I would love to have, as I think they are just wonderful.
This symbol I like a lot, but I decided in the end I wouldn't like it as a tattoo, it means Faith, Hope, Love. Something about its art is quite aggressive and fierce though I feel, which is juxtaposed to the very meaning in my opinion.
This one is ccertainly something similar, but far more earthy in feel and beauty, with its meaning being Love, Wisdom, Truth. This is definately one I may consider in the future, but not right now.
The matching wrist symbols of love are divine, and did consider something exactly the same, one word of love for each of my children, but given that I do want more children, I have, for now, decided against this.
Despite its popularity as a tattoo, I am still very very keen on this "Om" symbol. Its meaning of life, harmony, transendance and the giving of life is wonderful. Where to place it is not yet decided, but it is a definant addition to my decision of body art.
Some of you may be able to read this, for those who can't its english translation is to do with true love. Its direct translation is actually "true love does not break", but its cultural translation is "true love is never ending". I personally love the top script, all three lines say exactly the same thing in different types of script.
I love keys! I think they can be great objects of beauty, they seem to hold such promise symbolising the opening of new doors, new dreams, new paths, they capture all I feel about fabulous secrets, challenge, unlocking potential and so much more. I have yet to find the exact key and design I would like as a tattoo, but intend to have it inked onto my ribs over my heart. It will be small and most probably covered by most bras, but I would like it to remind me that only I hold the key to my own heart, my own life and my own potential.
This is my name in Hebrew. And not just because it looks cooler - but my name is a hebrew name, a very typical hebrew name, and I like it. As a child, not being Jewish and it being an unusual name it certainly marked me out as different, it has always been a conversation starter, and has led me to make many friends, its certainly made me who I am. I think a name can have HUGE meaning to someone, and can be ultimately defining. You would certainly make a rather spunky lawyer if you were called Star! And I was very aware of this when naming my own children. Which brings me to todays tattoo...
I tend to believe in things such as reincarnation, life being about souls and cycles, and when my daughter arrived she distinctly had the instant feeling of being an old and wise soul, so I chose Ivy. Its sybolic meaning of truth, strength, determination and prosperity seemed well suited to her, and so... this tiny little symbol of just a few lines will mean everything to me and to her. I'm off, if this stings like hell I may rethink all the others!